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Sydney declares climate emergency 25.6.2019 The Shillong Times
Sydney, June 25 (IANS) The Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday declared a climate emergency and called for a price on carbon to be reinstated, stressing that global warming poses a danger to its residents and to the whole country. “By declaring a climate emergency, we call on the Federal Government to respond urgently, by reintroducing […]
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Storm is coming: Firms brace for transport disruption post shipping shakeup 25.6.2019
London: US furniture company RC Willey Home Furnishings is so concerned that new global clean air rules will cause transport disruption that it brought forward the shipment of arm chairs and sofas from China by two months. The tougher regulations, set by the United Nations shipping agency, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), come into force on Jan 1. Costs will rise for ships towards the end of this year and there will be a knock on effect for trucks and other transporters that move goods around the world. For shipping companies it is the biggest shakeup in decades and adds to the pressures of an economic slowdown and the threat of an escalating trade war between the United States and China. While consumers are not expected to pay more for goods, higher transport bills and disruption to company deliveries could further dent economic growth. Ship owners must cut sulphur emissions to 0.5 per cent from 3.5 per cent. They can do this by using low-sulphur fuel, installing exhaust gas cleaning ...
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54,000 mangroves to be affected by bullet train project: Minister 25.6.2019
Mumbai: As many as 54,000 mangroves spread over 13.36 hectares will be affected because of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor, commonly called the bullet train project, state transport minister Diwakar Raote said Monday. He was replying to a question raised by Shiv Sena legislator Maneesha Kayande in the state Legislative Council. "There will be no chopping of trees and there will be no threat of flooding to some parts of Navi Mumbai. The pillars (of the project) will be high and hence will not damage the environment much," he added. Raote said the state government has proposed to plant five plants for each one that will be cut for the multi-billion dollar project. "As per my information, farmers are keen on handing over their land for appropriate remuneration," Raote informed in his written reply. The project, expected to cost over Rs. 1 lakh crore, is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Replying to another question raised by Congress MLC Sharad ...
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Manipur CM inaugurates police station to check migrants 25.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Manipur CM inaugurates police station to check migrants
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Tinsukia scribe honoured for speading awareness on environment 25.6.2019 The Assam Tribune
Tinsukia scribe honoured for speading awareness on environment
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U'khand: Gupta family to pay entire cost of waste disposal in Auli 25.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
They have agreed to pay the entire cost of cleaning up after their mega wedding functions left Auli with major waste management problems.
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Chennai: Plea against escalating elephant-human conflict 25.6.2019
Chennai: Contending that the elephant-human conflict will increase, if any unauthorised construction is permitted in eco-friendly hill area villages in Coimbatore, a public interest litigation has been filed in the Madras high court to restrain the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board from constructing any building or altering the natural landscape in lands in hill area villages in Coimbatore district, for the purpose of constructing houses under the 'Home for Everyone' scheme.   A division bench comprising Justices S.Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad before whom the PIL filed by Vellingiri Hill Tribal Protection Society by its president V.Loganathan, came up for hearing, ordered notice, returnable by 3 weeks to the TNSCB, Coimbatore district collector and 8 others. According to petitioner, Vellingiri Tribal Society got information that the TNSCB under the scheme was planning to construct 600 residences in Alanthurai-Kalimangalam village, 1,540 houses in the area near the forest in Thenkarai ...
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SC 'concerned' over AES deaths, seeks govt report 25.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The court also shared the concern expressed by a lawyer on the difficulties being faced by the people.
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BBMP, stop putting our safety last 25.6.2019
It was a night out that turned into a nightmare. As Pawan Attavar, an employee with a news publication firm and his friend,Vedha R Yadav left a pub on Church Street Friday last, Vedha lost her footing and fell down the stairs and through the window glass to land on the ground below. While she was killed on the spot, Pawan who tried to catch her, fell headlong out of the window too and was declared dead at the hospital he was taken to. The freakish accident in the classy busy night hub of the city has left  Bengalureans, accustomed to dining out , shocked and filled with questions about the safety of the many pubs and restaurants that are mushrooming in the city, occupying spaces in buildings that may not all have been built in accordance with the law. The initial investigation has allegedly revealed that the building owner in this tragic case too had violated the bylaws. While this may take a while to prove, the sad fact is that two young lives have been lost and their families have no choice but to ...
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Congress slams Bihar govt over encephalitis deaths 25.6.2019 National News – The Navhind Times
New Delhi: The Congress Monday hit out at the NDA government in Bihar led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the deaths of more than 100 children in Muzaffarpur due to the outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome. The Bihar Health Department has put the total number of AES casualties across 20 districts at 152. These …
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Mumbai-Goa Expressway to be ready in a year: Gadkari 25.6.2019 National News – The Navhind Times
New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday that the Mumbai-Goa Expressway Project (NH-66) will be completed within the next one year. Gadkari said this in a reply to a question in the House. The minister said there are problems in road construction, sometimes it is due to banks and …
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Unlock Gas Pipeline 25.6.2019 Editorial – The Navhind Times
A special panel of officials needed to cut red tape in piped gas project THOUGH it is just a streak, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for the much-delayed piped natural gas project in the state with 25 households getting piped gas. They are from among residents of a housing …
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A cloth makeover 25.6.2019
Every house has those spaces, niches and corners that contain discarded clothes, toys, bottles etc. They lie forgotten and ultimately end up in a dumpster adding their bit to environmental pollution. It is time to wake up and smell the coffee – see that our everyday actions impact our immediate environment as well as lead to a depletion of natural resources. Of course, it is foolhardy to expect people to immediately switch to natural alternatives, but a small step in the right direction is always the correct beginning. Meet entrepreneur Priya Q., who turned discarded garments to trendy designs through the process of upcycling. What"s old is new again, but with a twist!      It was the sight of her husband"s discarded kurtas that started a train of thought in her head which she acted on. "I had heard of a designer, Renjini Revi, who is an expert at upcycling old clothes and jeans into innovative new designs. So, as a trial, I gave her a kurta of my ...
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Restrict import of plastic waste: NGT to CPCB 25.6.2019 Goa News – The Navhind Times
Panaji: The principal bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to strictly restrict the import of plastic waste in the country, as it is hazardous to the environment. The NGT was hearing a plea filed by Amit Jain alleging that 9 lakh tonne of cheap waste paper and …
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HRVA report for Shillong city released 24.6.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills, Matsiewdor War released the report on Multi-Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (HRVA) of the Shillong Municipal Area (East Khasi Hills) on Monday. Speaking at the Training Programme on Incident Response System (IRS) for the Incident Response Teams (IRTs) of Shillong city, she said the HRVA will also be extended […]
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Bullet train to affect 54,000 mangroves, Maharashtra denies flood risk 24.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
State transport minister Diwakar Raote said state govt has proposed to plant five plants for each that will be cut for the project.
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Bullet train to affect 54,000 mangroves, Maharashtra denies flood risk 24.6.2019
Mumbai: As many as 54,000 mangroves spread over 13.36 hectares will be affected because of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor, commonly called the bullet train project, state transport minister Diwakar Raote said Monday. He was replying to a question raised by Shiv Sena legislator Maneesha Kayande in the state Legislative Council. "There will be no chopping of trees and there will be no threat of flooding to some parts of Navi Mumbai. The pillars (of the project) will be high and hence will not damage the environment much," he added. Raote said the state government has proposed to plant five plants for each one that will be cut for the multi-billion dollar project. "As per my information, farmers are keen on handing over their land for appropriate remuneration," Raote informed in his written reply. The project, expected to cost over Rs. 1 lakh crore, is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Replying to another question raised by Congress MLC Sharad ...
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Seminar on Water Security held 24.6.2019 The Shillong Times
TURA: A one day seminar under the theme ‘Inventory and Revival of Springs in the Catchment Areas for Water Security’ was organized recently by the Tura Christian College (TCC) in collaboration with the Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board, Shillong at its college premises. The one day seminar was attended by C P Marak, IFS (PCCF ...
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Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project to affect 54k mangroves on 13 hectare 24.6.2019 DNA
Raote said the state government has proposed to plant five plants for each one that will be cut for the multi- billion dollar project.
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Digital Mall of Asia: An indigenous innovation that can revolutionize 24.6.2019
In a move which will transform the global retail market, Digital Mall of Asia (DMA), a first-of-its-kind digital e-commerce platform merging the real estate and the digital spaces, is introducing an innovative business model to disrupt India"s foreign-dominated e-commerce market. The unique initiative has been undertaken by Yokeasia Malls and is aimed at addressing the challenges faced by retailers and shoppers on major e-commerce portals. DMA is recreating the look and feel of a physical retail mall in the virtual space, thus providing retailers across India a unique opportunity to create an immersive digital presence in a simulated environment. The digital space will come perfectly blended with multiple visual and sensory elements to deliver enhanced end-user experiences. Shoppers will also have access to much more choices in terms of their shopping experience and will be able to virtually move through exclusive towers of digital retail shops, trial rooms, hypermarket, night clubs, food courts, ...
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